GH(LEGAL) - RELATIONS WITH SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS

Facilities

Dual Usage Educational Complex

Design or Construction of an Instructional or Athletic Facility

Use of Athletic Facilities

College Courses in School District Facilities

  1. Has been approved by a regional higher education council recognized by rule of the Coordinating Board and in which the district has been designated a member by the Coordinating Board; and
  2. Is approved by the Coordinating Board as an out-of-district course for the community college district.

School District Courses on College District Campus

Reports of Academic Achievement

College Credit Program

  1. International baccalaureate, advanced placement, or dual credit courses;
  2. Articulated postsecondary courses provided for local credit or articulated postsecondary advanced technical credit courses provided for state credit; or
  3. Any combination of the courses described above.
  1. That satisfies a requirement necessary to obtain an industry-recognized credential or certificate or an associate degree; and is approved by the Coordinating Board; and
  2. For which a student may earn credit concurrently toward both the student's high school diploma and postsecondary academic requirements.

Dual Credit Course Limitations

  1. In the core curriculum of the public institution of higher education providing college credit;
  2. A career and technical education course; or
  3. A foreign language course.

Payment of Costs

Instructional Partnerships with Public Secondary Schools

  1. Partnerships for award of high school credit only [see High School Credit-Only Courses, below].
  2. Partnerships for award of concurrent course credit [see Dual Credit Programs, below].
  3. Partnerships for tech-prep programs [see Tech-Prep Programs, below].
  4. Partnerships for remedial or development instruction for high school graduates [see Remedial Programs, below].
  5. Partnerships to develop and provide college preparatory courses for high school students [see College Prep Courses, below].

Agreements Required

Generally

  1. Student eligibility requirements;
  2. Faculty qualifications;
  3. Location and student composition of classes;
  4. Provision of student learning and support services;
  5. Eligible courses;
  6. Grading criteria;
  7. Transcripting of credit; and
  8. Funding provisions.

Dual Credit Agreements

  1. Include specific program goals aligned with the statewide goals developed under Section 28.009(b-1);
  2. Establish, or provide a procedure for establishing, the course credits that may be earned under the agreement, including by developing a course equivalency crosswalk or other method for equating high school courses with college courses and identifying the number of credits that may be earned for each course completed through the program;
  3. Describe the academic supports and, if applicable, guidance that will be provided to students participating in the program;
  4. Establish the district's and the institution's respective roles and responsibilities in providing the program and ensuring the quality and instructional rigor of the program;
  5. State the sources of funding for courses offered under the program, including, at a minimum, the sources of funding for tuition, transportation, and any required fees or textbooks for students participating in the program; and
  6. Be posted each year on the district's and the institution's respective internet websites.
  1. Eligible courses;
  2. Student eligibility;
  3. Location of class;
  4. Student composition of class;
  5. Faculty selection, supervision, and evaluation;
  6. Course curriculum, instruction, and grading;
  7. Academic policies and student support services;
  8. Transcripting of credit;
  9. Funding; and
  10. Defined sequences of courses, where applicable.

High School Credit-Only Courses

Instructors

Funding

Dual Credit Programs

  1. Course credit toward the student's high school academic requirements; and
  2. Course credit as a student of the junior college, if the student has been admitted to the college district or becomes eligible to enroll in and is subsequently admitted to the junior college.

Student Eligibility Requirements

  1. Demonstrates college readiness by achieving the minimum passing standards under the provisions of the TSI [see EI] on relevant section(s) of an assessment instrument approved by the Coordinating Board; or
  2. Demonstrates that he or she is exempt under the provisions of the TSI.
  1. Courses that require demonstration of TSI college readiness in reading and/or writing:
    1. If the student achieves a Level 2 final recommended score, as defined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), on the English II State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness End of Course (STAAR EOC); or
    2. If the student achieves one of the following scores on the PSAT/NMSQT (mixing or combining scores from the PSAT/NMSQT administered prior to October 15, 2015, and the PSAT/NMSQT administered on or after October 15, 2015, is not allowable):
      1. A combined score of 107 with a minimum of 50 on the reading test on a PSAT/NMSQT exam administered prior to October 15, 2015; or
      2. A score of 460 on the evidence-based reading and writing (EBRW) test on a PSAT/NMSQT exam administered on or after October 15, 2015; or
    3. If the student achieves a composite score of 23 on the PLAN with a 19 or higher in English or an English score of 435 on the ACT-Aspire.
  2. Courses that require demonstration of TSI college readiness in mathematics:
    1. If the student achieves a Level 2 final recommended score, as defined by TEA, on the Algebra I STAAR EOC and passing grade in the Algebra II course; or
    2. If the student achieves a Level 2 final recommended score, as defined by TEA, on the Algebra II STAAR EOC; or
    3. If the student achieves one of the following scores on the PSAT/NMSQT (mixing or combining scores from the PSAT/NMSQT administered prior to October 15, 2015, and the PSAT/NMSQT administered on or after October 15, 2015, is not allowable):
      1. A combined score of 107 with a minimum of 50 on the mathematics test on a PSAT/NMSQT exam administered prior to October 15, 2015; or
      2. A score of 510 on the mathematics test on a PSAT/NMSQT exam administered on or after October 15, 2015; or
    4. If the student achieves a composite score of 23 on the PLAN with a 19 or higher in mathematics or a mathematics score of 431 on the ACT-Aspire.
Workforce Education Level 1 Certificate Program or Less
Workforce Education Level 2 Certificate or Applied Associate Degree Program
  1. Courses that require demonstration of TSI college readiness in reading and/or writing:
    1. If the student achieves a Level 2 final recommended score, as defined by TEA, on the English II STAAR EOC; or
    2. If the student achieves one of the following scores on the PSAT/NMSQT (mixing or combining scores from the PSAT/NMSQT administered prior to October 15, 2015, and the PSAT/NMSQT administered on or after October 15, 2015, is not allowable):
      1. A combined score of 107 with a minimum of 50 on the reading test on a PSAT/NMSQT exam administered prior to October 15, 2015; or
      2. A score of 460 on the evidence-based reading and writing (EBRW) test on a PSAT/NMSQT exam administered on or after October 15, 2015; or
    3. If the student achieves a composite score of 23 on the PLAN with a 19 or higher in English or an English score of 435 on the ACT-Aspire.
  2. Courses that require demonstration of TSI college readiness in mathematics:
    1. If the student achieves a Level 2 final recommended score, as defined by TEA, on the Algebra I STAAR EOC and passing grade in the Algebra II course; or
    2. If the student achieves a Level 2 final recommended score, as defined by TEA, on the Algebra II STAAR EOC; or
    3. If the student achieves one of the following scores on the PSAT/NMSQT (mixing or combining scores from the PSAT/NMSQT administered prior to October 15, 2015, and the PSAT/NMSQT administered on or after October 15, 2015, is not allowable):
      1. A combined score of 107 with a minimum of 50 on the mathematics test on a PSAT/NMSQT exam administered prior to October 15, 2015; or
      2. A score of 510 on the mathematics test on a PSAT/NMSQT exam administered on or after October 15, 2015; or
    4. If the student achieves a composite score of 23 on the PLAN with a 19 or higher in mathematics or a mathematics score of 431 on the ACT-Aspire.
Additional Eligibility Requirements

Faculty Qualifications

  1. A doctoral or master's degree in the discipline that is the subject of the course;
  2. A master's degree in another discipline with a concentration that required completion of a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the discipline that is the subject of the course; or
  3. For a course that is offered in an associate degree program and that is not designed for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program:
    1. A degree described by item 1 or 2 above;
    2. A baccalaureate degree in the discipline that is the subject of the course; or
    3. An associate degree and demonstrated competencies in the discipline that is the subject of the course, as determined by the Coordinating Board.
Application Approval

Supervision and Evaluation of Faculty

Location and Course Composition

  1. If the course involved is required for completion under the State Board of Education high school program graduation requirements, and the high school involved is otherwise unable to offer such a course;
  2. If the high school credit-only students are College Board Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate students; or
  3. If the course is a career and technical/college workforce education course and the high school credit-only students are eligible to earn articulated college credit. "Articulated College Credit" is credit earned through a high school-level course that fulfills specific requirements of an identified college-level course and provides a pathway for high school students to earn credit toward a technical certificate or technical degree at a partnering institution of higher education.

19 TAC 4.83(1), .85(d)

Student Services

Eligible Courses

  1. In the core curriculum of the public institution of higher education providing the credit;
  2. A career and technical education course; or
  3. A foreign language course.

Academic Policies and Transcripts

Tuition and State Funding

No Requirement

Tech-Prep Programs

Remedial Programs

Tuition and Funding

College Prep Courses

  1. For students at the 12th grade level whose performance on:
    1. An end-of-course assessment instrument required under Section 39.023(c) does not meet college readiness standards; or
    2. Coursework, a college entrance examination, or an assessment instrument designated under Section 51.3062(c) indicates that the student is not ready to perform entry-level college coursework; and
  2. To prepare students for success in entry-level college courses.

Course Location

Course Development

Credit May Be Awarded

Funding

Workforce Continuing Education

  1. Is enrolled in high school on the completion of the person's sophomore year;
  2. Is enrolled in a school that is not formally organized as a high school and is at least 16 years of age; or
  3. Is attending high school while incarcerated, is at least 16 years of age, and is not eligible for release from incarceration before the person's 18th birthday.

Education Code 130.303; 19 TAC 9.114(c) [See EFAB for general workforce continuing education]

Funding

Waiver of Tuition and Fees

  1. The student:
    1. Is enrolled in high school or in a school that is not formally organized as a high school;
    2. Is 16 years of age or older, who has had the disabilities of minority removed, and is not enrolled in secondary education; or
    3. Is under the age of 18 and is incarcerated; or
  2. The institution:
    1. Determines all or a significant portion of the college's costs for facilities, instructor salaries, equipment, and other expenses for the course are covered by business, industry, or other local public or private entities; or
    2. Offers the course in a federal correctional facility and the facilities, equipment, supplies, and other expenses for the course are funded by the federal government.

Definitions

"Adult"

  1. Has completed the person's sophomore year of high school;
  2. Is 17 years of age and has been awarded a high school diploma or its equivalent; or
  3. Is 18 years of age or older, regardless of the person's previous educational experience.

"Avocational Course"

"Workforce Continuing Education"

"Workforce Continuing Education Course"

Dropout Recovery Partnership Programs

Financing

Higher Education Assistance Plans

  1. Collaborate with the high school to:
    1. Provide to prospective students information related to enrollment in an institution of higher education or a private or independent institution of higher education, including admissions, testing, and financial aid information;
    2. Assist those prospective students in completing applications and testing related to enrollment in those institutions, including admissions and financial aid applications, and fulfilling testing requirements; and
    3. Target efforts to increase the number of Hispanic students and African-American male students enrolled in higher education institutions; and
  2. Actively engage with local school districts to provide access to rigorous, high-quality dual credit opportunities for qualified high school students as needed.

Plan to Increase Enrollment

Required Agreement

Notice

Affected School Districts

  1. During the preceding five years, have had an average of at least 26 students in the high school graduating class; and
  2. For any two consecutive years during the preceding five years, have been among the lowest ten percent of high schools in this state in the percentage of students graduating and enrolling for the following academic year in an institution of higher education.

Early College High Schools

P-TECH Programs

  1. Be open enrollment;
  2. Provide for a course of study that enables a participating student in grade levels 9 through 12 to combine high school courses and postsecondary courses;
  3. Allow a participating student to complete high school and, on or before the sixth anniversary of the date of the student's first day of high school receive a high school diploma and an associate degree, a two-year postsecondary certificate, or industry certification; and complete work-based training through an internship, apprenticeship, or other job training program;
  4. Include:
    1. Articulation agreements with institutions of higher education in this state to provide a participating student access to postsecondary educational and training opportunities at an institution of higher education; and
    2. Memoranda of understanding with regional industry or business partners in this state to provide a participating student access to work-based training and education; and
  5. Provide a participating student flexibility in class scheduling and academic mentoring.

North Central Texas College

GH(LEGAL)-LJC

UPDATE 35

DATE ISSUED: 11/21/2018